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Haskap Alberta Association 2nd Annual Growers Day
Jun
8
9:30 AM09:30

Haskap Alberta Association 2nd Annual Growers Day

Join the Haskap Alberta Association for their 2nd Annual Grower Day! Learn about how to manage and monitor the health of a haskap orchard and how to work with other producers to market these amazing berries. This jam packed day will be the perfect opportunity to learn about how to grow haskaps in Alberta and to connect with other producers.

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019

Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm

Location: Sturgeon County (10 min N of St. Albert and 2 min S of Morinville)

AGENDA

9:00 – 9:30   Coffee, refreshments and networking
9:30 – 10:00  Craig Toth
10:00 – 12:00  Joel Williams – Part I
12:00 – 1:00  Catered lunch – networking and opportunity to speak with sponsors
1:00 – 3:00  Joel Williams – Part II
3:00 – 3:30  Andrew Rosychuk- North 49 Fruit Corporation
3:30 – 4:30  Self exploration of orchard

SPEAKER DETAILS

Craig Toth | Edmonton and District Beekeeping Association

Craig has been studying and working with bees for over 13 years in the Sturgeon County area. He is the president of the Edmonton and District Beekeeping Association. In the winter months he teaches honey bee beekeeping courses and throughout the summer he produces and raises new bee hives for new and experienced beekeepers, while focusing on honey bee colony health, queen breeding and honey production.

Joel Williams | Integrated Soils 

Joel Williams is an independent plant and soil health educator, a healthy soils advocate and presenter on soil biology, plant nutrition and integrated approaches of agroecological farming. He has a keen interest in managing plant diversity, soil microbial ecology and plant and soil nutrition to optimize soil function and crop immunity. Joel’s session will focus on optimizing soil health in haskap orchards. He’ll talk about:

  • understanding the role of soil biology toward nutrient supply and crop production,

  • leveraging existing soil fertility and optimizing purchased inputs

  • managing disease, insects and weed pressure as an integrated nutritional and biological approach toward plant health

Andrew Rosychuk | North 49 Fruit Corporation

North 49 Fruit Corporation provides quality haskaps and processed fruit products directly from shareholder producers to domestic and global customers. They maintain a secure, safe and consistent supply of quality haskaps for their customers within a collaborative system that enables them to maintain ecologically, socially and financially stable orchards. Their Canadian producer shareholders adhere to national production and primary process food safety practices for producing high quality and safe fruit. All secondary processing is completed in CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) registered facilities. This session will focus on how North 49 went from individual growers all looking for markets to a collaborative producer owned marketing corporation.

RSVP AND PAYMENT

Early Bird Rate (prior to May 15th )- $50 for HAA members, $100 for non-members
Regular Rate  (May 16 to June 04 )- $60 for members, $120 for non-members
Registration closed after June 04, 2019.
Lunch and refreshments included.

RSVP and e-transfer registration fees to Shauna – sbok@xplornet.com with password Haskap (or cheque mailed to 55231 Highway 2 Sturgeon County AB T8R 0G5)

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Rosy Farms at the Sturgeon culinary cook out.
Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

Rosy Farms at the Sturgeon culinary cook out.

Sturgeon County Centennial Party, September 8th at Cardiff Park, 4-9 p.m.
What will be happening, cookout, food trucks, firefighter olympics, kid’s cooking classes, free family games, performance from Dallas Arcand/ Ain’t No Rodeo, and much more!

Rosy Farms will be setting up our information tent, with frozen haskap samples.

It does not matter where your from, come out, and experience country charm, eat some truly local food or just come out and say hello. 

For More Information: Sturgeon Culinary Cook Out
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Farm to Table Dinner- Rosy Styles
Jul
8
5:00 PM17:00

Farm to Table Dinner- Rosy Styles

This Table is Full.

Stay tuned for your own farm to table opportunity, only through our crowdfunding campaign opening this fall.

We will be having our first Farm to Table event. The whole purpose is to perfect the Farm To Table experience, setting up for the best Crowdfunding reward, Sign up to stay tuned. The event is going to be Great.

Every one attending will be having an amazing 5 course meal, showcasing local produce and protein, all highlighted by haskap fruit. In classic Rosy Farms fashion the norm is a little different. Adding to the masterful meal, by Mel- The Nomadic Wife, we will be inviting 35 local movers and shakers, all with a desire to create windy, wheevy connections.

Stay tuned, we will keep you posted on the event: photos, blogs, testimonials.

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